Joy collecte quatre distinctions aux Prix du cinéma autrichien
par Susanne Gottlieb
- Le drame de Sudabeh Mortezai, qui aurait dû être candidat pour les Oscars, a triomphé dans les catégories meilleur film, mise en scène, meilleure actrice principale et meilleur scénario
Cet article est disponible en anglais.
On 31 January, the Austrian film scene gathered at the Auditorium in Grafenegg, Lower Austria, for the handing out of the tenth Austrian Film Awards in 17 categories. The big winner of the evening was the sophomore picture by Austrian director Sudabeh Mortezai, snagging, amongst others, Best Feature Film and Best Director for herself. Her Joy [+lire aussi :
interview : Sudabeh Mortezai
fiche film] shows the vicious cycle of human trafficking and sexual exploitation through the eyes of a Nigerian prostitute in Vienna.
Mortezai had previously presented the movie at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, and it was chosen as the Austrian candidate for the Oscars. She couldn’t, however, compete due to the regulations, as her film is predominantly in English. Mortezai didn’t attend the awards ceremony owing to poor health, but her award was accepted by producers Oliver Neumann and Sabine Moser. The movie was further honoured with the Awards for Best Leading Actress, for Joy Anwulika Aphonsus, and Best Screenplay.
Following close behind was Jessica Hausner’s heavily favoured Little Joe [+lire aussi :
interview : Jessica Hausner
fiche film], winning three awards. It walked off with Best Make-up, Best Film Editing and Best Production Design. Marie Kreutzer’s The Ground Beneath My Feet [+lire aussi :
interview : Marie Kreutzer
fiche film] only managed to cash in on one of its nominations by winning Best Supporting Actress for Pia Hierzegger.
Further gongs went to Tobias Moretti as Best Leading Actor for Gipsy Queen [+lire aussi :
interview : Hüseyin Tabak et Alina Ser…
fiche film] and Josef Hader as Best Supporting Actor in Nevrland [+lire aussi :
fiche film]. The Award for Best Documentary resulted in a tie between Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s Earth [+lire aussi :
interview : Nikolaus Geyrhalter
fiche film] and Ulli Gladik’s Inland. An additional new award that was handed out for the first time this year, Viewers’ Choice, was presented to the comedy Love Machine [+lire aussi :
fiche film] by Andreas Schmied. The winner of this prize is judged on the highest number of ticket sales in Austria.
Finally, Josef Aichholzer, film producer and co-founder of the Film Academy in Vienna, received an Honorary Award for his accomplishments for the academy.
Here is the full list of award winners:
Best Short Film
Freigang - Martin Winter (Austria/Germany)
Sudabeh Mortezai - Joy
Best Leading Actress
Joy Anwulika Alphonsus - Joy
Sudabeh Mortezai - Joy
Jo Molitoris - Nevrland
Best Film Editing
Karina Ressler - Little Joe
Best Production Design
Katharina Wöppermann - Little Joe
Best Sound Editing
Gregor Kienel (original sound), Thomas Pötz, Rudolf Gottsberger (sound design) and Thomas Pötz (mixing) - Nevrland
Josef Aichholzer - Chairman of the Austrian Film Academy, 2009-2019
(Traduit de l'anglais)
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